Saying goodbye to winter

closeup photo of a hole on the bark of a tree

Guttural visage
showing signs of wear and tear
defrosting souls spring

In time

a tree bark and branches without

Seasonal baldness,
cold spine, weak limbs, comes to all,
trees age gracefully.

Watchmen

leafless trees on the sidewalk on a rainy, cloudy day

Skeletons sulking
popping up on every street
cold winter morning

Elder

photo of a gumtree with a sweet light reflecting in its peeling bark

Illuminated
a sage old village leader
skin-peeling gumtree.

Sun kissed

army of leafless trees along the footpath

Rising from the dead,
barren biting winter cold,
sun kissed, spring barks shine